Events

We hold monthly indoor meetings between September and April and also run a series of FREE local guided walks - usually on the weekend following our meetings. These walks usually last between two and three hours at a very leisurely 'birdwatching pace'. You do not need to be a member of the RSPB to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call 01274 582078 or e-mail abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

October 2019

Fri
11

Nature's Year. An illustrated talk by David Alred

Location: The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley, West Yorkshire
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

A welcome return of a popular speaker. David will be giving an illustrated talk about local nature throughout the seasons.

Time: 7:30pm

Price: £3 for members and non members (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
12

Field trip to Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve

Location: Pick up from, and return to, Shipley Town Centre.

Our autumn trip will be to Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve. We will be taking a coach to the site on Saturday 13 October, leaving Shipley at 8am, returning 6pm. We anticipate that the cost of the coach will be £20 per person, depending upon numbers.
Call 01274 582078 to book.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £20 per person. Accompanied children: £10

Booking essential

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

November 2019

Fri
8

An illustrated talk by Howard Jones, RSPB Investigations Officer

Location: The Kirkgate Centre,
39a Kirkgate,
Shipley,
West Yorkshire
BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Full details to follow.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

December 2019

Fri
13

RSPB Airedale & Bradford present 'A Mosaic of Birds'

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Members of the group will be giving a series of short illustrated presentations about birds they have sighted recently.
The evening will also include a short quiz.
Mince pies also included!

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

January 2020

Fri
10

Namibia: a desert country by the sea - iluustrated talk by Tom Lawson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Full details to follow.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £3 for members and non members (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

February 2020

Fri
14

RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group presents 'Migration' by Mark Pearson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

A welcome return of Mark Pearson.
Bird migration is a fascinating and magical phenomenon, but how and why does it work? By following several familiar birds on their journeys to and from the UK, Mark explains its mysteries without taking away the magic - and you'll never look at Robins and Mallards in the same way again.....

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £3 for members and non members (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

March 2020

Fri
13

RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group presents an llustrated talk by Peter Holden

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Peter makes a welcome return to our local group.
Full details to follow.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sun
15

FREE guided walk with RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group at Goitstock Woods

Location: Meet at the bridge near The Malt public house.
Latitude/longitude: 53.83639,-1.86722 (Google map)

The group will be undertaking a guided walk through Goitstock Woods, Harden. We are delighted to announce that Mark Doveston will be leading the walk.
As with all our events, it is open to everyone - members and non-members. This event is run by RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group

Time: 7 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

April 2020

Sat
18

FREE Guided Walk - Shipley: Canal and River

Location: Park outside the Saltaire Brewery on Dockfield Rd, Shipley BD17 7AR
Postcode: BD17 7AR (Google map)

In association with Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve.
We will be walking along the canal from Saltaire Brewery, crossing the river and spending a little time at Denso Marston Nature Reserve. Our walk will end at the Brewery, where we have been invited to have a drink in the Tap Room.

Time: 4 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Fri
24

Upper Aire Land Management Project - illustrated talk by Don Vine

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Don's talk will also cover natural flood management.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Fri
24

RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group AGM

Location: The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

The Group AGM will precede the talk.

Time: 7:00pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

May 2020

Sat
16

Field Trip to Saltholme RSPB Reserve

Location: Coach pick-up at Shipley Bus Station 8am, return 6pm

The Airedale and Bradford Local Group will be undertaking a field trip to the RSPB Reserve at Saltholme, Teeside

Time: 8 am

Price: £20 per person, accompanied children £10

Booking essential

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

June 2020

Sat
6

FREE Guided Walk at Northcliffe Park, Shipley

Location: Northcliffe Woods - meet at parking area on Cliff Wood Avenue
Latitude/longitude: 53.826111111,-1.78027777 (Google map)

In association with Friends of Northcliffe.

Time: 7am

Price: Free

E-mail: abrsp@blueyondr.co.uk